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Old 03-19-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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'grub loading' and no other error messages

Hi All

I have a CLEVO laptop and it currently has Windows 7 installed. I now want to create a separate partition to install Ubunutu 9.10 64bit.

I attempted to install this and the install part worked fine but as soon as I rebooted all I seem to be getting after the BIOS is

'grub loading'. I get no other error messages and am stumped on what the problem is. I have looked at other threads on here and other forums and it seemed to say the problem could be with BIOS.

It also meant I couldnt load windows either but I fixed this by loading the windows cd, running repair and then fixing the MBR which another thread mentioned. Once this was done windows loading up ok.

I have checked nearly every setting and it has made no difference. Can anyone help?

I tried reinstalling 9.10 but came up with the same problem.

I am not sure what I did in Windows may have caused it. I have a 320gb drive and I shrunk it using disk management as I know the ubuntu will see this free space and install the OS onto it. Should I have left this and let 9.10 create some space automatically during install?

If anyone can advise what I am doing wrong it would be most appreciated.

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Yes, you are better off leaving unallocated space for Linux installs - i.e. don't create a partition for it in advance.
Also, don't do the install "in" Windows (known as wubi) - do a"normal" install into the free space, and let it build a dualboot menu for you.

<Edit> If the machine is from the last few years (3-5) there shouldn't be any BIOS specific problems loading.

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